Dear brother priests and deacons,
The Most Reverend José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting us to join in a unique witness of prayer on October 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. It will be a virtual prayer event with the intention of uniting Catholics across the country in a moment of prayer for America at this time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty.
It will premiere on the USCCB’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 7 at 3:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT).
I invite you to encourage your parishioners to join in this prayerful moment of unity for our country, to seek healing and to ask Our Lady, on her feast, to pray for us and help lead us to Jesus.
The USCCB will be using the hashtag #RosaryForAmerica on its social media and will be asking the faithful to share where they are praying from, to post a photo of their rosary, and to leave a prayer intention for our country.
The event will be promoted on the USCCB’s social media platforms. Social media graphics in both English and Spanish may be found by going to the USCCB’s web page: https://www.usccb.org/rosary-america. If you find it useful, please feel free to utilize this material in promotion of the event. The video will also be made available to every diocese for posting on diocesan websites and social media channels.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Daniel E. Garcia
Executive Assistant to the Vicar General and Vicar for Priests
Very Rev. Miguel A. Grajeda
Diocese of Monterey
425 Church Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 373-4345, ext. 232